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Research in Vestibular Science 2012;11(4): 142-145.
전하 소뇌의 혈관성 종양으로 인한 가성 전정신경염
이세영, 이승한, 박은선, 유덕상
전남대학교 의과대학 전남대학교병원 신경과
Pseudo-Vestibular Neuritis Caused by a Vascular Tumor Involving the Anterior Inferior Cerebellum
Se Young Lee, Seung Han Lee, Eun Seon Park, Deok Sang Yoo
Department of Neurology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. nrshlee@chonnam.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Acute vestibular syndrome (AVS) is characterized by the rapid onset of dizziness/ vertigo accompanied by nausea/vomiting, gait unsteadiness, and nystagmus lasting a day or more. Some patients with AVS have potentially dangerous central etiologies. AVS caused by central etiologies without significant other neurologic deficit, so called pseudo-vestibular neuritis (pseudo-VN), could be difficult to be differentiated from acute vestibular neuritis. In addition to imaging studies, bedside oculomotor examination-head impulse test, nystagmus and test of skew)-is essential to identify patients with pseudo-VN. Among several central causes of AVS, brain tumor is extremely rare. We report a case of vascular tumor involving the anterior inferior cerebellum with AVS presentations.
Keywords: Acute peripheral vestibulopathy; Central origin vertigo; Pathologic nystagmus; Head impulse test
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